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Great Wall Hiking offers a variety of tours of hiking, trekking, walking and camping on the Great Wall around Beijing. Great Wall Hiking's commitment to a Western standard of service and responsible travel helps travelers minimize their impact and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Beijing 100027, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just seeing the great wall gives you a profound feeling of it's history and how the past is still standing to experience in the present. It's an indescribable feeling. When we got to the beginning ,you can choose a hard or an easy climb. I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ruby T
Reviewed 15 January 2019

When you go to Beijing make this a stop, you see it on TV, you see the battles, but it's nothing until you see it. You need to be in pretty good health as the climb is straight up, and the Steps are very uneven,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gisjac
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

I bought this experience for my son and his girlfriend while they were traveling in Beijing and they had an amazing time. They were so happy with the day hike and their guide was amazing. It was a highlight of the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We went into our hike at the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall with little knowledge of the wall or Chinese history in general. We just wanted a semi-strenuous hike on a Wonder of the World we had always hoped to see. We got that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidkennett2000
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Peter was an absolute gentleman and knew his topic inside out. Was a pleasure learning from him. We had booked a small group tour but we were the only couple on the trip so we had a private tour with Peter. Weather was fantastic and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

I did this daytrip in October 2017 (the "When did you visit" box doesn't go back that far) and just now stumbled onto the operators' email where they asked me to leave a TripAdvisor review. But I remember this excursion VERY well because it was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

My dream of hiking the Great Wall of China came true! It was unforgettable and everything that I had hoped it would be. I spent time upfront researching which section of the Wall would be best for me--I wanted a less touristy, more authentic hiking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

My teenage daughter and I spent a day on the wall with our guide Peter. A local Beijinger, he was very knowledgeable and guided us out onto a section of the "wild" (unrestored) Wall away from the (other) tourists; so quiet, peaceful and scenic; what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simon S
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Mark was an exceptional guide, taking us to old and restored areas of the wall, and tailoring the trip based on what we were after. We saw sections of the wall with no other tourists and made it for a very special sunrise on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

What a super hiking! We spent our two days with Peter, on the section Jiankou to Mutianyu & Jinshanling to Simatai West. Thanks to him, we really experienced the Great Wall in its wildness and extream beauty; on the first day we started climbing a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Wendy M
11 December 2018|
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Response from RobyneM61 | Reviewed this property |
We completed our hike at Simatai West and used Great Wall hiking. I suggest you contact them by email and they will be best to advise. We opted for the toboggan ride (not the chair lift) down from the wall and there was an... More
17 October 2018|
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Response from Laurence P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers - we tipped 200/100 Yuan per day to the guide and driver. They were brilliant and deserved every penny. (We had Robert and Jason)
26 August 2018|
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Response from Frank G | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall what we gave, but it must have been around 10-20 eur for the two of us. This seems little compared to the price of the tour, but is a good tip for them. They do expect a tip, but will not be offended if you... More